"A Modest Proposal"
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The paper describes how Jonathan Swift's essay, "A Modest Proposal" achieves success because it is a combination of satire, truth, and compassion. The writer proposes that by operating on these levels, Swift offers what looks like a very logical argument. The paper examines how, with a combination of inductive and deductive reasoning, argument by authority, satire, and his skillful use of words and statistics, Swift pulls a sleight of hand by convincing the reader that his idea is plausible before they even realize what he is actually suggesting. The paper concludes that Swift lets the reader decide for themselves the validity of his modest proposal.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Swift, Jonathan. "Modest Proposal." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. II. Abrams, H. H, etal, eds. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 1986.
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